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origins of the Christian mystical tradition from Plato to Denys by Andrew Louth

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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mysticism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography, p205-210. - Includes index.

StatementAndrew Louth.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV5075
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii,215p. ;
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22300135M
ISBN 100198266685

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Andrew Louth's should be read by everyone with an interest in the Christian mystical tradition. Louth is not only a brilliant scholar and professor of theology, he is himself also an Orthodox Christian. In this book he gives a brilliant exposition of central parts of the Christian mystical tradition. Many Christian thinkers have been Platonists.4/5. Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. This book aims to redress the balance. Recognizing that the intellectual form of this tradition was decisively influenced by Platonic ideas of the soul’s relationship to God, the book begins with an examination of Plato and : Andrew Louth. Review. The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition [is] a standard resource for students of this topic (M. J Edwards, The Classical Review) a book on spirituality which is trenchant and without any touch of sentimentality. (Henry Chadwick, TLS)It is not often that we chance to meet with a book so rich that it would be impossible to discuss it in full without writing another one at least /5(8). The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition Andrew Louth. Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books.

Esoteric Traditions And The Roots Of Christian Mysticism. Author: Gedaliahu A. Guy Stroumsa,Guy G. Sṭrûmzā; Publisher: BRILL ISBN: Category: Religion Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This book investigates the problem of esoteric traditions in early Christianity, their origin and their transformation in Patristic hermeneutics, in the West as well as in the East. Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. This book aims to redress the balance. Recognizing that the intellectual form of this tradition was decisively influenced by Platonic ideas of the soul’s relationship to God, the book begins. Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. Andrew Louth aims to redress the balance. Recognizing that the intellectual form of this tradition was decisively influenced by Platonic ideas of the soul's relationship to God, Louth begins with an examination of Plato and Platonism. The book is directed towards two principle interests: that of the influence of pre-Christian philosophy - especially of Plato and Plotinus, on the development of Christian mysticism - which really, Louth suggests starts with Origen; and the separation of mystical theology from dogmatic theology, in much the way that Hadot talks about the /5(7).

The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys. by Andrew Louth. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it . 1 of 3 Louth, Andrew, Professor of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, University of Durham The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition From Plato to Denys Second Edition Publication date (print edition) Print ISBN: Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. This book aims to redress the balance. Get this from a library! The origins of the Christian mystical tradition: from Plato to Denys. [Andrew Louth] -- Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. Andrew Louth aims to redress the balance.